Neuromatch Academy (NMA) started as a community effort to breach the educational and networking gap that the Covid-19 pandemic would have created by the absence of the traditional neuroscience summer schools. That quickly evolved into bringing the high-quality educational materials in computational neuroscience to the entire goble. That evolution, and the lessons therein, brought to the front the inequalities in accessibility to education. NMA sought to remedy that by making the school and educational materials maximally accessible, which sits at the core of the NMA mission. There was also the opportunity to put into practice contemporary educational technology and expertise: coding notebooks tutorials, pre-recorded lectures, live Q&A sessions, peer-programming, small student groups (called pods ~10 students per teaching assistant), among others.